Water quality at Coe Lake in Berea | News
The water level of Coe Lake in Berea is routinely lowered about three times each summer as part of a program to ensure water quality.
The lake will be drained by a few feet with the water diverted to Baldwin Creek.
Draining the lake helps to control algae growth and the turbidity caused by summer storms, said City Service Director Sandra Vozar.
The lake is refilled with water from the Rocky River.
This also helps prepare the lake for the winter months when Coe Lake may act as a backup drinking water source to the Rocky River.
The drainage is controlled and monitored by Berea Water Plant employees